Spring is in the air, evenings are getting lighter and the long, Easter weekend is just around the corner. With more time on our hands than ever this year, it seems like Easter lunch – alfresco style – might just be the perfect excuse to go all out. Cue florist, stylist and author, Rowan Blossom who shows us how to create the perfect Easter tablescape, whether you’re planning a chocolate-fuelled feast at home or in the sunshine.
When it comes to planning your tablescape, colour is key. Inspired by L.K.B’s newest styles aptly brimming with soft spring shades and floral prints, Rowan opts for pretty pink hues. She tells us ‘Choose a pretty colour palette for your Easter tablescape and use it throughout the styling - from the tablecloth, to your plates and glassware, through to stationary and flowers - this will make your table look cohesive and considered. I used lots of different shades of pink and contrasted with pops of lemon yellow and dusty blue.’
Next, it’s time to pick your centrepiece and fresh florals are always a win. Rowan explains ‘Bring the outdoors inside by using glorious seasonal blooms on your table! Here I filled lots of different vases - remember to vary size and height - with poppies, ranunculus, tulips, forget-me-nots and blossom to create a wild rambling meadow along the tabletop.’
When it comes to any tablescape, it’s all about the details. Rowan’s top tip is to layer prints and texture on your tables to make it even more celebratory. She uses a pretty hand-blocked tablecloth, a curated place setting with contrasting materials and tops it off with twinkling glass chargers and side plates which sparkle against the blue and white china. Finally, she tells us ‘Add a little ’zhuzh’ to your napkins by tying them with a velvet bow and try out a written menu and placenames – it’ll instantly elevate your table and make it feel extra special. Use colourful inks and lovely thick paper for extra chicness!’
Last, but certainly not least, Easter weekend calls for one thing – chocolate – and lots of it! Embrace the joy of Easter with all the cute motifs you would associate with this celebration - bunnies, chicks, eggs, little chocolates. Rowan explains ‘It makes your tablescape feel charming and playful. Here I hand-painted guests’ initials onto duck eggs and popped them into pretty glass egg-cups at their place setting.’